|Oct-21-11|| ||beenthere240: 46. Ra6 is pretty rude.|
|Oct-21-11|| ||Rook e2: On the tournament website: http://www.univechess.nl/nieuws/5e-...
They say 38..Bb3 was better and when Giri failed to find 39.Rb7 Polgar could hang on with 39..Bd3.|
|Oct-21-11|| ||Blunderdome: 47...Qxe6 48. Bxf7+ Rxf7 49. Qxb8+ Kh7 50. Qh8+ Kg6 51. Qg8+|
|Oct-21-11|| ||messachess: For all the tactics, it's a positional win. The h pawn is indefensible. Interesting struggle. A match between these two would be quite interesting.|
|Oct-21-11|| ||bronkenstein: Giri`s treatment of english here reminds me strongly of Gelfand`s from his final WCC match with Grischuk . They play in the same team , so Anish prolly picked some ideas from training session for EuroTeamCh !?|
Keeping annoying slight edge (thats what Vlad and Anish did - basically waiting for Judit to sac something and selfdestruct =) seems to work much better against her than going-all-out ( MVLs approach).
|Oct-21-11|| ||ozmikey: Wonderfully entertaining struggle. Giri deserves great credit for a cool and tactically alert defensive display (even if it looks like 39. Rb7 would have won more easily).|
|Oct-22-11|| ||Everett: I feel there is a lot of uncharted territory in these English set-ups, enough for many years of praxis at the top level|
|Oct-24-11|| ||xanadu: By move 17 it seems Judit had space advantage, but then Giri counterattack and after few moves he got a lot of mobility for his pieces, much nore than Judit. Perhaps 19... Nf6 was the first mistake, loosing the space advantage.|
|Oct-24-11|| ||goldenbear: Come on, Anish! Play real openings. I die a little every time this set-up wins...|
|Oct-25-11|| ||ounos: 37. e6! Ouch. Sometimes the sting in the tail of a deep combination is in the counterattack.|
|Oct-25-11|| ||xanadu: It seems that 24...Qf5 was other mistake, moving away the Queen from the center and avoiding to move backward the bishop which canīt go now to defend f6. But the problems for Judit started before and are based on the weak pawn structure which avoids the development of her Queen Bishop. This Bishop should participate in center control, opposing to the White Queen and to the Bishop of g2 and also connecting rooks, but it canīt because Black must loose time for protecting the pawns. Hence, the reasons for the problems of Black must be investigated early in the opening, may be at 5...e5.
In addition, I think Anish played well the opening, pressing on the center and Queen side.|